Sometimes life comes at you faster than you have the time to process it and all of the sudden a month later you realize that you haven’t written a thing in the blog that you’d hope to update way more often. So I’ll briefly tell you why the act of sitting down just to write has escaped me.
I left off in Japan, since my last post, I had a few more really fun shows, used a little more of the Japanese language, and took more photos that were later to be lost in the chasm that is now my phone’s empty memory. I’m still waiting for my new replacement but as with all things, technology, sometimes they break and you lose a few photos along the way.
I have to say my most memorable show of the trip was in Tokyo at Club Kinoto. J.J. Vicars, the guitar player I hired for the tour, and I opened for a few rock bands which I always love to do. Sitting at the merch table before the show these two Japanese guys came up to me and in broken English told me they liked my new music video and started singing my song to me right there. I was so surprised I didn’t know whether to smile so big that my smile would break or let tears of happiness fall from my eyes. It was such a cool thing to me.
When we were playing, we got the crowd into it and had them clapping along. When it was all over (we had already gone over our set time) we got an encore from the crowd. They would not stop clapping! So we agreed to do another but we hadn’t prepared another song. While we were deciding which to do, I hear a shout from the crowd “Physically Impossible”! I was shocked to hear a song that I recorded on my 1st album in 2005 to be shouted from the crowd in Tokyo, Japan! So J.J. did his pro work and played along with me quite well to a song we had never played together. The loud cheers and smiling faces from that night are burned in my memory. These are the shows that keep us musicians going.
To make the rest of a long story short, I returned from Japan to California. Spent 5 days packing up my car and saying my goodbyes and made the 3 day, 36 hour trip to move to Nashville. Only then to have just enough time to unpack and hang for a bit before leaving for a show and family reunions in Michigan to finally return back to Nashville 3 days later to settle in to my new life and I’ve been loving every minute.
I’ll tell you more about Nashville soon. And now that I’m staying in one place for more than a few days at a time, I’ll be able to write about and not just experience life. I mean, how else am I going to remember EVERYTHING that happens?!
Big thanks to all of my friends, family, and fans all over the world. I can’t believe how lucky I am to be blessed with such amazing people in my life. I can’t help but smile knowing that, though I may not have everything, I have all the love in the world in my heart because of these wonderful people. And that, my dear, is what it is to be rich.